Pennsylvania engineering firm wins $2 million DOD contract

The Pennsylvania-based engineering firm DME Alliance, Inc., was recently awarded a $2 million U.S. Department of Defense contract to assist in the development of chemical and biological defense technology.

The contract, originally granted in July, is scheduled for completion in 2013. Under its terms, DME Alliance will work with DOD's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense to improve the utility of single-use systems in advanced development and manufacturing, according to

David Marks, the head of the Upper Macungie Township-based company, said that DME Alliance will add several new positions because of the new contract.

"This stimulates our business," Marks said, reports. "We've seen an uptick in all sectors of our business including bio-defense."

Marks said the company has added three new jobs this year and will possible add three more by the end of the year. DME Alliance currently has 16 employees and works with an additional 10 engineering contractors.

DOD provided scant details on the project, but Marks was optimistic about its successful conclusion.

"It's a very good challenge," Marks said, according to "We're well-suited for this work with our expertise in-house."

DME Alliance was founded in 2001, and specializes in the design of advanced technology facilities. Typically, the firm works for smaller, private firms in the food and beverage and life sciences industries.

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